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Button/ clothing

Button/ clothing
Title
Button/ clothing
Date 
1910-1920
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
1/2 x 7/8 and 5/8 in. diameter
Description 
Three copper colored metal military clothes buttons, two large and one small, the tops embossed with two female figures, probably Justice (with scales) and Progress, flanking a shield with a sunrise, mountains, and sailing ships below a spread winged eagle on a globe and over a banner embossed "Excelsior". The reverse are engraved "Ridabock & Co./ New York". Probably vintage World War I.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.3370
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group